Photo Credit: Natalie Piserchio
Laser Background's synesthetic psych-pop is a child's view of candy and cookies through the eyes of a wizened adult: a dizzying sugar rush and its ensuing crash, a chattering mouth of nothing-but-sweet-tooth dentition full of resultant cavities and decay, a dialectic of hedonistic anticipation and corporeal shoulda-known-better. Back when losing a molar wasn't just something you'd look forward to but something the mytho-industrial complex incentivized beneath your pillow, LB's Andy Molholt knew better than to sell out, hoarding his baby teeth instead, grinding them up and squeezing the paste through a ring modulator. Laser Background plays with Half Acid and Asheville's Giant Giants.
LASER BACKGROUND Psychedelic, doo-woppy dream-pop project from Philadelphia's Andy Molholt. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.
GIANT GIANTS Percussive, lo-fi electronic act featuring members of Reptar.
HALF ACID Greg O'Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes.